How to make a binary mechanical keyboard

Sadly, ElectricTrousers' binary mechanical keyboard has off-brand switches, making it less useful that it might otherwise have been.

It has multiple modes and type in ones and zeroes, or in ASCII text! ... Controller is an Arduino Pro Micro powered by horribly inefficient homemade code.

The keyboard in action!

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Going back to a mechanical keyboard turned me into a butterfingered idiot

Lured by the internet's pervasive insistence that it represents a superior, more comfortable typing experience, I recently went back to an old-timey mechanical keyboard. This was a mistake. I am now a hamfisted ASCII jazz disaster. Read the rest